Charles River Museum of Industry
Innovations of Yesteryear Outdoor Festival
13 September 2008
27 September 2008 update: Member Al Goldberg has sent in a number of very fine photos. They are located on this page >>> Page 2
This fellow was showing off his Sarrusophone. An interesting musical instrument from the late 19th century with a mellow sound.
I saw a For Two while coming to the show on the Mass Pike (I90) and it looked like a mouse among a stampede of elephants but is was zipping along at 70+ mph. I usually have my cruise control set at about 62mph but I got a late start today so I was cruising at 70 and I was STILL the slowest car on the highway.
This was a very neat display of Civil War era guns.
On the left are some measuring instruments including surface comparator gages. Right is a rotary slide rule. The equivalent of a 27 FOOT long slide rule.
Members of NEMES showing their models at the show.
As always the WMV video clips are quicker to load but the MPG clips are much better quality if you care to give them time to load.
MPG WMV Dick Boucher's Tom Thumb under steam
MPG WMV Todd Cahill's display
MPG WMV Jeff DelPappa's catapult. I don't know if catapult is the correct name for this device so Jeff if you, or someone else, can set me straight that will be appreciated.
MPG WMV Linear locomotive run
I talked with a nice lady at the quilt exhibit. She is also a photography enthusiast and took my picture with my camera because she said that I was probably never in the pictures. Hmm. There is probably a reason for that. I thought that I had taken a card with the quilt club name but I don't find it now. If she reads this and sends me a message with the club name and web address I will add it here.
14 Sept 2008 An email from Jean just arrived, thanks for sending along the info!
The Charles River flows past the CRMI. Last fall it was a trickle but this year it is roaring right along with all the rain we have had.
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